Sarah Ferguson stuns in elegant gown at first public outing since mastectomy


Sarah, Duchess of York, looked absolutely dazzling at The Perfect World Foundation Award ceremony.

The event, which took place last week in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, saw Sarah Ferguson present an honorary award to American actress Kristin Davis alongside the organization's founders, Lars and Ragnhild Jacobsson.

Sarah Ferguson giving the award to Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis is an animal rights advocate (Shutterstock)

Wearing a floor-length dress, the Duchess, 63, lit up the scene in a radiant multi-hued print of flowers and butterflies.

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Sarah had given her fans a glimpse of the dress earlier this year in an Instagram post to tease her podcast 'Tea Talks with the Duchess and Sarah'.

Fans fluttered to the comments section to voice their approval. "The butterfly dress. So pretty," wrote one, while another gushed, "You look absolutely stunning in that dress!".

The former wife of Prince Andrew completed her look at the award ceremony with a subtle makeup palette which adopted natural colours. All in all, it was an effortless show of elegance.

The Duchess of York at The Perfect World Foundation Award ceremony
The Duchess of York also presented The Perfect World Foundation Award to Sir David Attenborough in 2018 (Shutterstock)

The Perfect World Foundation was founded at the start of the century with the purpose of protecting wildlife and spreading awareness of the natural world.

Recognized as the 2023 "conservationist of the year," Kristin, 58, who stars in the Sex and the City spinoff And Just Like That...., has been an outspoken advocate for animal rights and biodiversity. Previous recipients of the award include Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Prince Albert of Monaco.

It is no surprise the Duchess of York has had the honour of presenting the award on more than one occasion, as protecting the natural world has always been close to her heart.

The Duchess of York on Earth Day
The Duchess of York on Earth Day (Instagram)

Earlier this year, she spread her message for World Environment Day: "We are living through a climate emergency and it’s clear to me that not enough is being done about it. We need to get serious about reducing emissions all over the world. I am determined to use whatever voice I have to speak up for our planet."